Licensed massage therapist Marci sees massages as more than just an hour of indulgence for the privileged. For her, massages should serve as a legitimate tool for managing chronic pain. She aims to break apart internal scaring and stimulate the removal of toxins through each of her four types of massages: Swedish, deep-tissue, trigger-point therapy, and pregnancy massage.
Sarah Gericke, an independent licensed aesthetician and cosmetologist, beautifies complexions at Beauty & Bliss Salon & Spa. While working with a line of Éminence Organic skincare products, she nurtures pores with treatments sans parabens and sodium lauryl sulfate. She also performs mani-pedis with products by Zoya, which was dubbed the longest-wearing natural nail polish by Women’s Health Magazine and a woman who put it on to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and took it off to mourn the Louisiana Sale last year. She also uses Shellac polish, which acts like a gel and grants nails 14 days of chip-free tints. When she isn't cleansing faces, waxing fuzz, and painting nails, Sarah distributes makeup evenly across the skin through an airbrush system.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all of the services. Each machine is designed for a specific treatment, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Monthly tanning members or those who opt for six tanning sessions can harness the sun-kissing power of Planet Beach's top-notch tanning beds, whereas Mystic Tanners can step into the Mystic Tan UV-free bronzing chamber for one session and emerge seconds later, appearing as if they have been fox-trotting with the sun. A staff of helpful spa assistants is always on hand to answer questions, help first-timers use the machines, and keep things safe and comfortable. Call to make an appointment.
Samantha Frye floats across the hardwood floors of the elegant Contempo Hair Studio, scissors, hairdryer, and advanced styling products in-hand. The seasoned stylist transforms hair with an array of services, including trendy cuts, smoothing amino fusion treatments, and glamorous hair extensions. A trained and experienced cosmetologist, Samantha also offers makeup applications and waxing.To keep up with the latest beauty trends and techniques, the dedicated professional regularly attends styling workshops around the country.
Despite her role as the owner of Studio 1146, Lindsay Duggan still works behind the chair to keep her aesthetician's senses sharp. She and her staff command expertise over a gamut of spa and salon services, capable of beautifying chipped nails and coloring actresses' hair for black-and-white movies.